|Linux-Based IP Videophones|
Posted: 06-Sep-2005 [Source: Jaluna]
[Companies partner to offer hybrid OS architecture optimizing TI's DM643 media processor providing OEM's cost-effective Linux-based IP videophone solutions.]
Santa Clara -- Jaluna today announced Wintech Digital Systems Technology Corp. will employ Jaluna OSware(TM), Linux Edition for Texas Instruments (TI) DSP to add Linux support in their Videophone Development Platform (VDP) while preserving its existing software stack running on TI's DSP/BIOS(TM) operating system. The introduction of a hybrid operating system architecture will optimize the use of the TI DM643 media processor to provide OEMs with cost-effective Linux-based IP videophone solutions. A reference design with Jaluna OSware, Linux Edition for TI DSP running on the Wintech VDP will be demonstrated at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, September 12-15, 2005.
Jaluna also announced today, enhanced functionality in the latest version of Jaluna OSware, Linux Edition for Texas Instruments DSP, which integrates key features to develop IP videophones.
Wintech required an innovative and cost-effective solution to help bring prevailing Linux applications onto its IP videophones. These Linux based applications may include web browsing capabilities, email, games and MP3 players. Based on these aggressive requirements, Wintech licensed Jaluna OSware, Linux Edition for demonstration, development and distribution purposes, as well as to support its OEM customers with the most cutting edge solutions at nominal development costs. Jaluna also supports Wintech and its customers by providing instruction and application assistance for Jaluna OSware through development and deployment.
Wintech's Videophone Development Platform (VDP) empowers OEMs to bring consumer broadband videophones to market faster with a complete development platform for designing point-to-point IP-based videophone systems. The VDP is an integrated hardware/software development platform that reduces both design complexity and total system bill of materials. The VDP is the only solution in the market that can run CIF resolution H.264 videophone on a single DSP. It has everything developers need to design point-to-point videophone systems immediately. All application system software runs on TI's DSP-based digital media processor, including audio/video compression, networking stacks and control protocols.
Jaluna OSware, Linux Edition for TI DSP allows corporations to combine multiple operating system application environments, providing customers with the simultaneous benefits of Linux and TI's DSP/BIOS real-time operating system on a single TI DSP. The Jaluna OSware product family is currently used in the development of next-generation wireless and mobile handsets, multimedia IP devices such as set-top boxes and videophones, and network infrastructure equipment such as routers, switches, gateways and base stations.
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